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San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, Escondido

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  • I think the word "museum" is a stretch. It's essentially a large playroom for young kids with a small garden. The entrance fee was reasonable but the drive from San Diego wasn't worth the experience. 
    I think the word "museum" is a stretch. It's essentially a large playroom for young kids with a small garden. The entrance fee was reasonable but the drive from San Diego wasn't worth the experience.  more »
  • My 3 1/2 year old granddaughter enjoyed playing with everything. She was a Dr., a ship captain, a cashier…. After 2 hours she cried because she didn’t want to leave. All night long she told her... 
    My 3 1/2 year old granddaughter enjoyed playing with everything. She was a Dr., a ship captain, a cashier…. After 2 hours she cried because she didn’t want to leave. All night long she told her...  more »
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  • We loved this place! There was so much to see and do. The educational sessions and activities were very involving for the kids and they loved it. There was story time, science, time and craft time. Generally and great place to take kids to have fun! See attached pictures!
  • Update: I love this place every time! Accessibility: wheelchair accessible all around. There are a few parking spots near the front door that are for people who need it, but the parking lot definitely fills up on weekends and around holidays or spring break. Inside it is all flat ground and going into the garden is also flat ground. The restrooms here have multiple stalls, including one larger one, and everything is at a low enough height for anyone in a wheelchair to access as this whole place was made for people of all different heights! The staff here are incredibly friendly so if you need any assistance just let them know and they will help! I work with kids who have Autism and I fully see this place being incredible and fun for them too! If you have a child or adult in your group who is sensitive to noise, I recommend coming during the week day, NOT on a weekend. The weekends are very loud here and your kid will probably bump into other kids. As for stimulatory activities, there are many ones kids could enjoy...there is a water activity, sand activity, fun things to do on dry areas, inside, outside, in the sun or shade, you can make your own music or have it more quiet (again, only on the week days). Truly this place is amazing for kids with and without disabilities! I'm so beyond impressed. Experience: I LOVE this place even as an adult, my niece and nephew love it, and the kids I babysit love it! My family has a year pass for this place because it's so awesome! To my knowledge you cannot come here without a child in your party, to protect kids from strange adults wandering in. There are SO many different activities for kids to do here and tons of other kids to play with, especially if you come on weekends. I love how so many of the activities get kids to be creative and figure things out, as well as learn about nature, animals, growing food and flowers, or other things! This place is the absolute best for kids of different ages and the yearly pass is worth it. Cost: without a year pass, just walking in, one adult ticket cost a little less than $10.

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